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How your phone can help ward off the flu

Stay ahead of flu season this year and monitor the virus from the safe distance of your smartphone or computer screen. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on a handful of mobile apps and websites to help protect yourself against this seasonal bug.

By October 31, 2014


Bacteria-slaying paint wants to disinfect a wall near you

A microbe-killing paint could soon decorate the halls of hospitals, cruise ships and schools in an effort to reduce contagious infections.

By November 2, 2015


Health tech is going to save your life (for real)

From 3D-printed organs to cancer-fighting nanotech, the most important branch of technology right now is the one that will keep you living longer and stronger.

By August 10, 2015


Not a flu shot fan? Here's a vaccine patch you give yourself

Prototype microneedle patch under study by the CDC is well received by early testers. Imagine picking up a flu vaccine at the pharmacy and administering it in the comfort of your home.

By February 27, 2014


Latest flu-related tech is largely about the greater good, not you

Vaccines; crowdsourcing apps to report your symptoms; calling a doc instead of going to the hospital.... Individuals benefit, yes, but the masses even more so.

By January 25, 2014


Apps to track the flu

It's that time of year when you'll go to any length to avoid germs. Keep the flu and other seasonal illnesses at bay by consulting your smartphone first for any local outbreaks. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on apps and sites that track the flu.

By January 16, 2014


Text messages boost flu vaccine rates in pregnant women

Researchers find that those who received five text messages every week about the importance of flu shots were 30 percent more likely to get one than those who only received phone calls.

By January 10, 2014


Human brain tissue, stomach cells to adorn Epidemia clothing line

In an effort to bring some bling to the sciences, a medical student plans to use biological images to make a line of striking fitness apparel.

By April 14, 2015


'Fear the Walking Dead' in ominous first trailer for zombie spin-off

The spin-off to hit show "The Walking Dead" goes back to the beginning of the infection that turned everybody into undead cannibals.

By March 30, 2015


Flu predictions get more accurate

Google's annual Flu Trends metric was wildly off last year. But scientists were able to leverage the company's data to design a far more successful system.

By December 3, 2013